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PBS
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
africa'spresi. this evening at the white house, president obama expressed his condolences to nelson mandela's family and praised the transformative leader. >> at his trial in 1964, nelsonm the dock saying, i have fought against white domination, and i have fought against black domination. i have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. it is an ideal which i hope to live for, and to achieve. but if need's be, it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die. nelson mandela lived for that ideal and he made it real. to achieve more than could be expected of any man. and today he's gone home and we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. through his fierce dignity and unbending welfare sacrificing his owning live for the freedom of others, madiba, sacrificed, for others, in the belief that human beings can change for the better, reconcile those who jailed him,
PBS
Dec 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
. but, for now, the obama administration says it has good news. although performance can still be spotty, things are better than they were. the white house and the nation's top health agency say users shopping for insurance on healthcare.gov are having far more success today than a month ago. the troubled site, officials said, is working nearly 90 percent of the time for consumers, and that today, there were 375,000 people visits by noon. >> we believe we made the important progress that we set out to make by november 30 but as we said in november, and as i said just now, the work continues to make improvements that still need to be made to the website. >> ifill: officials say the site can handle 50,000 users at one time, and up to 800,000 each day. the health and human services department also said the site's so-called "back end," which delivers information to insurers, had been largely repaired. but problems remain. insurance companies remain unhappy. and increased volume could provide new tests as a december 23 deadline for enrollment nears. tennessee republican senator bob cor
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
: in washington today, president obama worked to refocus the health care debate on the successes of the affordable care act. newshour congressional correspondent kwame holman begins our coverage. >> reporter: the president touted benefits of the affordable care act at the white house this afternoon, flanked by people who've gained under the program. >> right now, what this law is doing is helping folks. and we're just getting started with the exchanges, just getting started with the marketplaces. so, we're not going to walk away from it. if i've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what i'll do. >> reporter: the president's appearance opened a new public relations offensive to move beyond the law's troubled rollout. >> do not let the initial problems with the web site discourage you because it's working better now, and it's just going to keep on working better over time. everyday i check to make sure that it's working better, and >> reporter: meanwhile, white house chief of staff denis mcdonough reported the healthcare.gov web site had more than
PBS
Dec 10, 2013 3:00pm PST
, president obama greeted castro with a handshake, a gesture that drew attention around the world. white house aides later described it as an unplanned encounter. the atmosphere was notably less friendly for south african president jacob zuma, whose government is awash in corruption scandals. he was roundly booed when he rose to speak, but then, went on with his keynote address. >> indeed, there is no one like madiba. he was one of a kind. today, madiba is no more. he leaves behind a nation that loves him dearly. he leaves a continent that is truly proud to call him an african. he leaves the people of the world who embraced him as their beloved icon. most importantly, he leaves behind a deeply entrenched legacy of freedom, human rights and democracy in our country. >> i want to hear a pin drop! >> ifill: at the end of the service, an enthusiastic archbishop desmond tutu quieted the crowd for a closing blessing. >> we promise god that we are going to follow the example of nelson mandela. amen! amen! ♪ >> ifill: beginning tomorrow, mandela will lie in state in the union buildings
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